CDC Resources: Contraception in Women with Medical Conditions (US MEC)
The CDC US Medical Eligibility Criteria for Contraceptive Use (US MEC) is a major initiative that was created to guide “…the safe use of contraceptive methods among U.S. women with certain characteristics or medical conditions.” The guideline undergoes a major update every few years, with more targeted updates as needed based on new findings.
Open Access Resources
The CDC provides multiple resources to determine appropriate contraception in women with various medical issues
NOTE: The app has been updated so that healthcare professionals can now select up to 3 medical conditions or characteristics at once to view recommendations when counseling patients
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